AWARD WINNING SONGWRITER, THORNTON CLINE TO PREMIERE NEW FILM, "PRACTICE PERSONALITIES" AT COLLEGIATE NAfME STATE CONFERENCE, SEPTEMBER 21 AT NOON

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New Hal Leonard 60 minute full length featured film to highlight interviews with master music teachers and music students from around the Tennessee area. FIlm emphasizes effective and efficient ways to practice a musical instrument according to personality.

Thornton Cline teaching the principles of his new book to a student.

This film is based on the intriguing premise: that each student has a particular "Practice Personality" and is motivated to practice in different ways depending on their individual disposition"

Did you know that your personality can affect the way you learn and perform a musical instrument? Award winning songwriter, Thornton Cline's new 60 minute full featured film, "Practice Personalities" will be premiered on Saturday, September 21 at noon at Cumberland University located in Lebanon, Tennessee. The statewide collegiate music educator's conference of (NAfME-National Association for Music Educators) will showcase Cline's film to college music education students from all of the colleges and universities in Tennessee. The Hal Leonard film was shot in the middle Tennessee area and features interviews with master music teachers and music students about effective and efficient ways to practice a musical instrument according to personality. This educational film is based on Cline's best selling book, "Practice Personalities: What's Your Type?" which contains research of interviews and observations of over 1000 music students in a 25 year span. Cumberland University junior, Josh McCausland of B Man Productions in Cinncinati, Ohio produced and directed the film for Centerstream Music and the Hal Leonard Corporation.

     The American Music Teacher magazine says, "This DVD (film) is based on an intriguing premise: that each student has a particular "Practice Personality" and is motivated to practice in different ways depending on their individual disposition."

     Songwriter of the Year (1987 and 1988) songwriter, author and teacher, Thornton Cline will be a featured speaker at the collegiate NAfME conference on his newly released book and DVD.

     Cline was twice awarded "Songwriter of the Year" by the Tennessee Songwriter's Association for hit song, "Love is the Reason" recorded by multi-platinum, King of Romance artist, Engelbert Humperdinck and pop diva, Gloria Gaynor. Thornton Cline was nominated among others in April for the first ever Grammy Music Educators Award. Cline is author of three published books and has had over 150 of his songs recorded by major and independent artists such as Engelbert Humperdinck, Gloria Gaynor, Mark Chestnut, Tammy Trent, Billy and Sarah Gaines, Ray Peterson, Tim Murphy and the Manhattans. Cline is an in-demand speaker at workshops, conventions and book signing events all over the United States.

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